Working with Dingbat Fonts & Free Christmas Cut File


Today is a “twofer” (as my Daddy used to say) – -which means you get 2 things for one blog post!   I have a video to share with you how to work with Dingbat fonts in Silhouette Studio!   I love Dingbat fonts & if you are purchasing these — they are a great value, as you get a whole bunch of designs in one font!  You can use them whether or not you own Designer Edition — but there is a brand new feature in V4.1 DE and above, which I also share with you in this video!  So, watch the video below & then scroll down to score these three FREE Cut files!

Now that you are an expert in using Dingbats, you can download these three designs here!  And head on over to the Silhouette Design Store while they are on sale & explore all of the Dingbats available there!  There is still time for Christmas crafting!  I used Heat Transfer Vinyl with these designs and some awesome Tea Towels that are available on Amazon to make some hostess gifts!  This pack contains a dozen of these large light weight tea towels.  They are 28″ x 28″, so I was able to make my designs large & fold the towel in thirds when done.

If you use these for a project, I’d love to see it posted on my Facebook page!!  Hope you enjoy!  Until next time — Terri

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  1. I feel like an idiot! I have always passed dingbats by.
    Thank you!

  2. Donna Vinolus says

    Thank you for sharing how to do this. Can you tell me which tea towels you purchased from Amazon? I’d like to make these for family.

  3. Kathy Parker says

    Thank you so much for this. I figured there was a treasure trove in my dingbat fonts but I didn’t know how to access. I think maybe I’ll print up a few pages of them so I can see what I have. Never knew they would be as detailed as these.

  4. Cathy Crandall says

    Thanks so much for this Terri! I’m a new Silhouette user and I had a feeling I would love dingbats once I knew what to do with them! A side question for you: When you download a zip file with multiple formats which is best to save in Silhouette Studio library. DXF? SVG? .studio? I like SVG’s cuz I can see the colors. I have business edition. Thanks again!

  5. Claudia J Nelson says

    Thanks Terri for more great ideas! (Already ordered the tea towels:) Hope you’re doing well and wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

  6. Hi Terry, I have Business edition but I don’t seem to have the Glyph “A” in the text style as a selection. I have purchased a font that has the additional/special characters and used them in Studio so I know it’s possible. How should I correct this? Thanking you in advance.

  7. Thank you so much. I have selected in preferences to check for updates but there must be more to that. I went to SilhouetteAmerica site and did the update from there. Now I have that “glyphy” A plus all the other new features that I heard about at conference. Thanks again.

    • Great, Janine — That feature to “check for updates” isn’t always reliable. Now that you are updated to Version 4, you will probably receive notifications when a new update is available. Glad you are able to view the Glyphs now — have fun!


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